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Football: Xavi dreams of being Barca's head coach one day

Published on Mar 8, 2014 11:08 PM
 
Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez (centre) celebrates with Pedro Rodriguez (left) and Cristian Tello after scoring against UD Almeria at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 2, 2014. Xavi, who has won 22 trophies in 16 glittering seasons with Barcelona, said on Saturday, March 8, 2014, that he would love to take over as head coach one day. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Playmaker Xavi Hernandez, who has won 22 trophies in 16 glittering seasons with Barcelona, said on Saturday that he would love to take over as head coach one day.

The 34-year-old has made more than 700 appearances for the Catalan club, winning three Champions Leagues and seven La Liga titles since making his debut in August 1998.

Xavi's contract at the Nou Camp expires in 2016 and the Spain midfielder wants to move into management once his playing days are over.

Asked in an interview with Britain's Daily Mail newspaper if he would like to coach Barcelona in the future, Xavi replied: "I'd love to, yes... but that is for the future. Right now I love to play football.

 
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